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Statuette - Victory


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze statuette on painted and gilt wood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze statuette on a painted and gilt wood pedestal made in the 16th century in Italy. The statuette is adapted from an antique prototype and representing Victory. The persinification of Victory is as a winged, female figure; She is the messenger to the gods, a kind of angel who descended to earth to crown the victor in a contest of arms, athletics or poetry.

Physical description

Bronze figure of Victory on painted and gilt wood pedestal.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Bronze statuette on painted and gilt wood


Height: 31.75 cm

Object history note

Bought in 1866.

Descriptive line

Statuette, bronze, on painted and gilt wood pedestal, figure of Victory, adapted from an antique prototype, Italian, 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1866. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 28
Penny, Nicholas. Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum: 1540 to the Present Day. Vol I. Italian. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992, p. 121


Bronze; Gilt wood


Sculpture; Bronze; Myths & Legends


Sculpture Collection

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